Vancouver 10 Years Ago/Faux Vancouver/ A Night At The Opera DVD

Ai to the yai yai, it’s my first Blog posting! Will it get me work? Is it supposed to be informal? My foot’s asleep so that’s an affirmative sign in regards to my last question.
I reside in Vancouver, BC and often get asked to contribute to a free music rag here called The Nerve, especially lately as they know that I am currently spending my time waiting between employment insurance cheques. The music editor is an exceedingly charming British ex-pat of exceptional taste, which makes it rather difficult to say “No” even when it means “No.” What follows are two reviews that I recently wrote for this publication. The first review of the Queen DVD is self-explanatory (except to say that White Rock is an all too real suburb located just outside Vancouver where Paul Rodgers really does live). The second is a fake review of a non-existent band. In a way this band, Sourkraut Sunset, does exist as they are a glib pastiche of what is currently “hot” in the International Critics’ Corner regarding the Vancouver music scene. Discussion to follow.

Classic Albums: Queen
The Making Of A Night at the Opera DVD
Eagle Rock Entertainment
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